Angry Birds isn't free, is it?
I believe it is a few bucks. So Dot's screen shot is not valid here.
I really do not understand why Dot and other HATE HATE HATE the idea of a damn choice? MS should have made their own version of Start 8 and included it with the OS.
I have said this before, and I will say it again because I have not heard any GOOD reason why they should not give consumers the choice.
You know, it really confuses me why the people that love Windows 8 always slam the idea of a simple choice. After you install Windows 8 it should have asked you if you want the Modern UI or the complete desktop experience. You guys win, and people that are in a heavy productive environment win. This will get rid of all these complaints (other than those complaining about the Windows Store). Why is it bad to want consistency? If I am in the modern UI, I should stay in the modern UI. If I am on the Desktop, I should stay on the Desktop. Why don't you want a choice? We have to move on? What rule is there that we have to ditch the UI paradigm we used for 20 years? Because it is just old? How is that a bad thing? It has the best productive paradigm. If you are in a productive environment, having several windows open and visible at the same time and it is MORE PRODUCTIVE for YOU, why do they NEED to move to a modern style UI paradigm? Just because it is new?
The only response I ever get from this is simply "because times have changed". Yes times have changed, we now have a giant tablet market. But "the times" in desktop computing have not changed. Touch monitor support? Keep in mind I said productive environment. There is not ONE person I have asked, that wants a touch monitor for their work and productive tasks. Video editing, audio creation, photo manipulation, programming, and all other productive tasks are NOT good with a touch monitor for an 8 hour a day shift.
Because the desktop OS, phone OS, and tablet OS MUST be the same. Again, why? The productive desktop environment HAS NOT CHANGED. I fail to see how forcing (again, just a simple option when you first install is all everybody I talk to wants) the modern UI on desktop users is a plus.
Be honest here, if you take all of these complaints (minus the ones about the store). A simple Modern UI or Desktop UI choice at startup ON THE DESKTOP OS would fix MOST of the complaints.